Water management paints Okanagan green from brown

Kelowna Capital News – Novmber 18, 2013

From the 1880s on, water in the Okanagan Valley has been a limited resource under increasing pressure, but early on, the advent of irrigation turned this valley from brown to green.
“To the Edwardian mind green was more civilized, so there was a huge mental impact to the greening of the valley,” explained Wayne Wilson, geographer and historian, speaking to the November meeting of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council on the valley’s changing landscape from 1880 to 1920.

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